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Week 15 Fantasy Blog

by Ryan McDowell
Updated On: December 16, 2019, 1:24 am ET

Welcome to Week 15 of the NFL season. For many of you, this week includes the fantasy semifinals and you might even already be in a winning position thanks to QB Lamar Jackson and his five-touchdown performance on Thursday night. 


(7:36PM) TD More garbage-time action from the Rams as QB Jared Goff connected with WR Cooper Kupp for a short score. 

(7:33PM) TD After an apparent touchdown pass to TE Austin Hooper was rightly overturned, Falcons QB Matt Ryan went to WR Julio Jones, who was initially ruled down at the one-yard line. Upon review, the Jones catch was ruled a touchdown as the Falcons stunned the 49ers in San Francisco. 

(7:26PM) TD With a big lead through much of the game, Cowboys rookie RB Tony Pollard saw plenty of work in the second half. He just broke free for a 44-yard touchdown rush, giving him 143 total yards in the game. 

(7:15PM) TD Trailing by a ton, the Rams just got a seven-yard touchdown run with just over three minutes remaining. Gurley has totaled only 27 yards in the game but two scores. Gurley also executed the two-point conversion. 

(7:08PM) TD The Falcons got a huge pass interference penalty that put them in shape to score and rookie RB Qadree Ollison did just that, on a one-yard run. Atlanta trails 19-17 with around five minutes left in the game. 

(7:02PM) TD Trailing for nearly the entire game, the Jaguars have taken the lead over Oakland with less than a minute remaining. QB Gardner Minshew hit WR Chris Conley for the second time today. Conley is up to a 4/49/2 line for the game. 

(7:01PM) TD The Browns have no hopes of catching the Cardinals as they've been beaten in all aspects of the game but QB Baker Mayfield just hit TE Ricky Seals-Jones for a short score, his second of the game. 

(6:57PM) TD The 49ers have extended their slight lead over the visiting Falcons on a short touchdown pass from QB Jimmy Garoppolo to RB Kyle Juszczyk. The Niners lead 19-10. 

(6:39PM) TD Vikings third-string RB Mike Boone is making the most of his opportunity with both RBs Dalvin Cook and Alexander Mattison out with injuries. Boone just scored for the second time today as Minnesota has built a four-score lead over the Chargers, which matches the Chargers four lost fumbles. 

(6:35PM) TD With WR D.J. Chark out today for the Jaguars, many fantasy players were relying on WR Chris Conley for a big game. He's struggled for most of the game but just caught a six-yard touchdown pass from QB Gardner Minshew to cut the Raiders lead to just three points. 

(6:31PM) TD If you started Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake in your fantasy matchup today, you're likely winning. Drake just scored his fourth touchdown of the day, this time from 17 yards out. Drake has totaled 119 yards along with the four scores. 

(6:30PM) TD They may not have RB Dalvin Cook, but the Vikings are still running the ball. Backup RB Mike Boone rushed for an eight-yard score, giving the Vikes a 22-point lead over the Chargers. 

(6:10PM) TD The Cardinals have added to their lead as RB Kenyan Drake scored his third short touchdown of the game. Drake has 14 carries for 65 yards on the day and Arizona leads by 10 points. 

(5:55PM) INJURY This is not good news. The Vikings have quickly ruled out RB Dalvin Cook for the remainder of the game with a shoulder injury. 

(5:52PM) TD The Cowboys have exploded late in the first half as RB Ezekiel Elliott has a pair of touchdown runs to push the Dallas lead out to 28-7 just seconds before the break. After a slow start, Elliott now has 84 total yards and a pair of scores in the first half. 

(5:50PM) INJURY Vikings RB Dalvin Cook lost three yards on his latest carry and more importantly, suffered an injury. He stayed down on the field and had to be helped off with an apparent shoulder injury. RB Mike Boone is the next man up. 

(5:49PM) TD The Browns marched down the field on another drive fueled by RB Nick Chubb and it ended with QB Baker Mayfield hitting a wide-open TE Ricky Seals-Jones for the two-yard score. The Cardinals lead 21-17. 

(5:22PM) TD The Cardinals added to their lead just before the break as QB Kyler Murray found TE Dan Arnold for a six-yard touchdown. Murray enters halftime with 154 passing yards, 53 rushing yards and a single scoring pass. 

(5:21PM) TD More revenge-game narratives, this time it's WR Tavon Austin, facing the team that spent an early first-round pick on him, the Rams. Austin found himself wide open and walked into the end zone for a 59-yard score to give Dallas the lead. 

(5:19PM) TD The Falcons had a quick answer as QB Matt Ryan hit WR Julio Jones, who did a good job of getting his feet down and inbounds, for a five-yard score. Jones has four receptions for 48 yards so far. 

(5:18PM) TD 49ers RB Raheem Mostert is staying hot, adding a short touchdown to his stat line and giving his team the lead over the struggling Falcons. Mostert has totaled 39 rushing yards on seven carries. 

(5:14PM) TD The Rams have tied the game after an extended drive ended with a short pass from QB Jared Goff to RB Todd Gurley. The Rams back has struggled in the early going, rushing five times for a total of three yards. 

(5:00PM) TD The Cowboys have taken the lead on an amazing one-handed grab by veteran TE Jason Witten, good for a 19-yard touchdown. 

(4:57PM) TD The Browns finally had an answer for the earlier Cardinals scores as RB Nick Chubb rumbled through and over defenders for a 33-yard rushing score. The Browns now trail 14-7. 

(4:51PM) TD After weeks of failing to find the end zone, Chargers WR Mike Williams finally hit pay dirt last week. He's not going to have another streak like that as he just scored again, going up high to grab the two-yard pass from QB Philip Rivers to give his team the lead. 

(4:47PM) TD The Cardinals are piling on the Browns and RB Kenyan Drake has another short touchdown run. QB Kyler Murray has done damage on the ground, too. He has three rushes for 45 yards, thanks to an impressive 35-yard scamper. 

(4:44PM) BIG PLAY Raiders TE Darren Waller is off to a fast start, catching five passes for 86 yards through the first quarter. Oakland leads 10-3 over the Jaguars. 

(4:17PM) All early games are now final. Here are the scores...

Packers 21, Bears 13

Texans 24, Titans 21

Seahawks 30, Panthers 24

Buccaneers 38, Lions 17

Eagles 37, Redskins 27

Patriots 34, Bengals 13

Giants 36, Dolphins 20

Chiefs 23, Broncos 3

(4:14PM) TD It has been a long drought for Raiders WR Tyrell Williams, but he's given Oakland the early lead today as he hauled in a 40-yard touchdown pass from QB Derek Carr to take the lead over the Jags. 

(4:13PM) TD The Vikings are wasting no time, scoring on their first drive against the Chargers as QB Kirk Cousins hits rookie TE Irv Smith for a one-yard score. 

(4:12PM) TD The late games are underway and RB Kenyan Drake has found the end zone for the Cardinals, who take an early lead over the Browns. drake has 43 yards on the opening drive. 

(4:09PM) TD It's a hat trick for Buccaneers WR Breshad Perriman, who just caught his third touchdown of the game, a 25-yarder. Perriman now has 113 yards on five receptions. 

(4:08PM) TD Another garbage-time score from New York but this time it was Miami QB Ryan Fitzpatrick hitting WR DeVante Parker for a 29-yard score. Parker is up to 72 yards and two scores on four receptions. 

(4:06PM) TD With under 30 seconds left in the game, QB Carson Wentz found a leaping WR Greg Ward in the back of the end zone for the go-ahead touchdown. Ward was a workhorse on the drive and is now up to 61 yards and the score on seven catches. 

(3:58PM) TD The Giants got a garbage-time score from RB Javorius Allen to extend their lead over the Dolphins. 

(3:56PM) TD The Panthers have quickly made this a game after looking like a blowout just a few minutes ago. QB Kyle Allen hit WR Curtis Samuel for a five-yard score to cut the Seattle lead down to just six points with just over three minutes remaining. 

(3:53PM) TD The Titans need a little bit of a miracle after the Texans took a 10-point lead late in the game. Tennessee got the first part as QB Ryan Tannehill found RB Dion Lewis for an 11-yard score. The Titans will likely attempt an onside kick next. 

(3:47PM) TD It is almost certainly too late for the Panthers but fantasy players will gladly welcome more work for RB Christian McCaffrey. CMC just scored on a 15-yard touchdown run, cutting the Seattle lead to 13 points. McCaffrey now has 157 total yards and two scores. 

(3:45PM) TD The revenge-game narrative applies to Patriots RB Rex Burkhead, facing his former team in Cincinnati. Burkhead just scored from 33 yards out to give New England a huge 34-13 lead with around five minutes remaining. 

(3:37PM) TD After beginning the game with over 40 rushing yards on the opening drive, Seahawks RB Chris Carson had slowed down. He just scored from six yards out to put the game away and is up to a quiet 102 total yards. 

(3:35PM) TD The back and forth NFC East affair continues as the Eagles have regained the lead. QB Carson Wentz hit TE Zach Ertz for an easy score from two yards out. Philly leads 24-21 with 10 minutes remaining. 

(3:34PM) TD The Giants have opened up a comfortable lead in the second half and RB Saquon Barkley has his second touchdown of the game. Barkley is up to 136 total yards for the day. 

(3:31PM) BIG PLAY After his teammate RB Boston Scott stole the show last week, RB Miles Sanders is enjoying a breakout game. Sanders just broke a 56-yard run to put the Eagles into the red zone. Sanders is up to 166 total yards and two touchdowns for the game. 

(3:30PM) TD Lions rookie RB Wes Hills is putting together quite the stat line. On nine carries, Hills has gained just six yards but he now has a pair of short rushing scores and the Lions are suddenly within one score. 

(3:29PM) INJURY A quick update from Tampa Bay...WR Chris Godwin was quickly ruled out for the remainder of the game with a hamstring injury, the same ailment that ended Mike Evans' season. 

(3:25PM) INJURY A week after losing WR Mike Evans to a leg injury, Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin has now been carted off with a leg injury of his own. Godwin caught five passes for 121 yards before exiting the game.

(3:23PM) TD The Redskins are back in the lead after a 10-yard score from veteran RB Adrian Peterson, who reversed field and found room to run. With no RB Derrius Guice, Peterson has the backfield to himself but still just has 65 yards on 14 carries today. 

(3:22PM) TD The Texans have regained the lead on a 10-yard touchdown run from RB Carlos Hyde. That gives Hyde 82 yards on 18 carries for the game. 

(3:17PM) TD It's been nearly two months since Giants RB Saquon Barkley visited the end zone but he just hit pay dirt from one-yard out to extend the Giants lead. Barkley has 70 yards on 17 carries. 

(3:12PM) TD Was I just talking about how good Titans rookie WR A.J. Brown is? He hauled in a five-yard touchdown pass from QB Ryan Tannehill to tie the game. Brown is up to an 8/114/1 line for the game. 

(3:09PM) TD Scrambling for a possible first down, Eagles QB Carson Wentz instead squeezed the ball into a tight window in the back corner of the end zone, where rookie RB Miles Sanders brought it in for the 15-yard score. The Eagles now lead 17-14 against the Redskins. 

(3:07PM) BIG PLAY Titans rookie WR A.J. Brown is far past establishing himself as his team's go-to option. He's moving into automatic weekly start territory. Brown has caught seven of his 11 targets on the day for 109 yards. 

(3:06PM) TD With RB Bo Scarbrough out for the Lions today, the team called up rookie RB Wes Hills for his first action of the year. He just scored his first career touchdown to cut into the Tampa Bay lead. 

(2:59PM) TD After finding no ground in the first half, Packers RB Aaron Jones now has two second-half scores. The latest comes on a two-yard run and gives the Pack a 21-3 lead as the cruise against the Bears. 

(2:54PM) There has been much discussion about Raiders rookie RB Josh Jacobs and if he would play. He is officially active for the upcoming game. 

(2:51PM) TD TE Travis Kelce did most of the work for the Chiefs but it was WR Tyreek Hill who finished off the drive with a five-yard score from QB Patrick Mahomes. Hill now has four catches for 65 yards and two scores while Kelce has nine grabs for 120 yards. 

(2:50PM) TD The Titans had to go for it on fourth down, but QB Ryan Tannehill used play-action to stroll into the end zone untouched as Tennessee cut the Texans lead in half. 

(2:46PM) TD The Bengals kept things close in the first half but the Patriots opened the second half with a scoring drive as QB Tom Brady found rookie WR N'Keal Harry for a seven-yard score. The Pats lead 20-10. 

(2:44PM) TD The Giants have regained the lead after QB Eli Manning found breakout rookie WR Darius Slayton for his third touchdown in two games. Slayton has two catches for 31 yards and a score and the Giants lead 14-10. 

(2:43PM) Some big news from the upcoming games as the Browns have made TE David Njoku a healthy scratch against the Cardinals. Despite just returning last week, many fantasy players were counting on Njoku in the excellent matchup against Arizona. 

(2:41PM) TD After a brutal first half, the Packers Offense started the right way. QB Aaron Rodgers took a shot to WR Davante Adams, then broke out a long run of his own before RB Aaron Jones finished things off with a 21-yard touchdown run. Green Bay leads 14-3. 

(2:36PM) With most games at the break, here are the top fantasy scorers of the day, so far...

QB- Jameis Winston, Russell Wilson, Dwayne Haskins, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Patrick Mahomes

RB- Christian McCaffrey, Miles Sanders, James White, Chris Carson, Joe Mixon

WR- Breshad Perriman, Terry McLaurin, Kenny Stills, Tyler Lockett, Davante Adams

TE- Travis Kelce, Cethan Carter, Zach Ertz, Mike Gesicki, O.J. Howard

(2:31PM) BIG PLAY At halftime, Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey already had 100 total yards and one touchdown. Trailing 20-7, the negative game script shouldn't hurt CMC in the second half. 

(2:09PM) BIG PLAY/INJURY On fourth down, rookie QB Drew Lock went over the top to rookie TE Noah Fant, who hauled in a 43-yard pass to put Denver in the red zone. Unfortunately, Fant had to go to the sidelines as he appeared to suffer a shoulder injury on the play. 

(2:05PM) TD Many were hoping for a big game from Texans WR Kenny Stills last week but it didn't happen. Instead, Stills showed up today and just hauled in his second touchdown of the game, this time from 16 yards out. Stills has only two grabs for 28 yards, but both catches for touchdowns. Houston leads 14-0. 

(2:03PM) TD Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston set a new career-high in passing yards a week ago and he might best that mark today. Winston has 291 passing yards with over eight minutes left in the first half and he just tossed his third touchdown pass of the game, the second for WR Breshad Perriman (3/81/2.)

(1:57PM) TD Wow, the Eagles Defense needs a complete overhaul. QB Dwayne Haskins led another touchdown drive, this one ending with a five-yard pass to WR Steven Sims in the back of the end zone. Washington leads 14-10. 

(1:52PM) TD The Giants have tied the game against Miami as QB Eli Manning hit WR Golden Tate for a deep 51-yard touchdown in what might be the final start of Manning's career. 

(1:51PM) TD Three drives, three touchdowns. QB Russell Wilson found WR Tyler Lockett for a 19-yard score and both players are breaking out of their recent slumps against the Panthers. Wilson has 175 yards and two scores while Lockett is up to a 3/73/1 line for the game. 

(1:50PM) TD After an interception in the red zone and a long return, the Texans were in business. QB Deshaun Watson hit WR Kenny Stills for a 12-yard score, giving Houston the lead. 

(1:47PM) INJURY Everything is going Tampa Bay's way today, until now. Rookie WR Scotty Miller, who just scored a long touchdown, has suffered a hamstring injury and is doubtful to return. 

(1:45PM) TD The Eagles have played poorly early against Washington, but they now have the lead thanks to a one-yard touchdown run from RB Miles Sanders, who has totaled 64 yards already in this contest. 

(1:44PM) TD Dolphins WR DeVante Parker, fresh off a new contract extension earlier in the week, has a 20-yard touchdown to give Miami a lead over the Giants and QB Eli Manning

(1:40PM) TD The Panthers had an answer for the Seahawks, putting together an extended drive that concluded with a one-yard touchdown run from RB Christian McCaffrey

(1:36PM) TD QB Jameis Winston is taking advantage of a fading Lions Defense, hitting rookie WR Scotty Miller over the top for a 33-yard score. Winston already has nearly 200 passing yards and two scores late in the first quarter. 

(1:29PM) TD The Eagles secondary is burnable by any offense and quarterback, including rookie QB Dwayne Haskins, who just hit WR Terry McLaurin for a 75-yard touchdown. McLaurin has a 2/84/1 line already. 

(1:28PM) TD Packers QB Aaron Rodgers nearly had a 70-yard touchdown earlier before his receiver missed it. On the next drive, he went back to his reliable target, connecting with WR Davante Adams for the 29-yard touchdown. 

(1:25PM) TD The Seahawks are taking early control of the game against the Panthers as rookie WR D.K. Metcalf just scored from 19 yards out from QB Russell Wilson. Seattle leads 13-0.

(1:22PM) BIG PLAY Seahawks WR Tyler Lockett has been struggling the past several weeks but we might be seeing a return to his early-season strong play. Lockett already has 54 yards on two catches, including a 44-yarder from QB Russell Wilson

(1:20PM) TD Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston already threw an interception and now he's matched it with a long touchdown strike, finding WR Breshad Perriman for a 34-yarder and a lead over Detroit. 

(1:18PM) TD Bengals TE Cethan Carter just made his first career catch and it resulted in an eight-yard touchdown from QB Andy Dalton, tying the game against the Patriots. 

(1:14PM) TD Snow? What snow? Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes connected with WR Tyreek Hill on a 41-yard bomb for the first touchdown of the game and a 6-0 lead over the Broncos. 

(1:13PM) BIG PLAY It seems like he does this every week. Rookie WR A.J. Brown hauled in a perfectly thrown ball from QB Ryan Tannehill for a 60-yard gain. 

(1:09PM) TD Seahawks RB Chris Carson gave fantasy players a brief scare when he left the field on the first drive. That didn't last long though as he returned and scored on a 16-yard touchdown run. Carson had 47 rushing yards on the opening drive. 

(1:08PM) TD The first score of the day comes from the Patriots as QB Tom Brady hit RB James White with a short pass. White did the rest, weaving his way through Bengals defenders for the 23-yard score. 

(12:50PM) INJURY After a rough slate of games a week ago, many players will be missing this week, and in some cases, the remainder of the season. Among the players sitting out this week are: WR Mike Evans, RB Rashaad Penny, QB Daniel Jones, TE Evan Engram, WR A.J. Green, TE Greg Olsen, RB Damien Williams, RB Bo Scarbrough and WR Alshon Jeffery